November 2020 Book Recommendations: What to Read & What to Skip
Welcome to my regular round up of mini book reviews for my November 2020 book recommendations! This was a bit of a middle of the road month along with one popular gothic novel that I DID NOT like!
In my list of November 2020 book recommendations, I include everything I’ve read recently no matter what. I like to share both my five star reads and any misses to help you get a better idea of what you should read or might want to skip.
As always, I love to hear if you agree or disagree with my ratings! Let me know in the comments what you thought of my November 2020 book recommendations.
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November 2020 Book Recommendations
Today, Tonight, Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Two teens who competed against each other their entire high school career end up teaming up in the senior scavenger hunt. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair are known enemies – always fighting for top grades, school elections, and ultimately valedictorian. However, they’re forced to get to know each other when a group of classmates team up to take them down.
This novel was so cute! I loved the banter between Rowan and Neil and how their feelings changed as they got to know more about each others’ lives. 5 Stars | Amazon
Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
Chloe Brown reluctantly enlists the help of her building’s supervisor to check items off her “Get A Life” bucket list. As they go on adventures together, she starts to discover there’s more to this man than she first realized.
I loved that this novel brought to light what it’s like to deal with chronic pain. Chloe was such an inspiration and despite her condition affecting literally every aspect of her life she doesn’t let it define her. The dialogue is hilarious and I found myself laughing out loud at the book multiple times! 4 Stars | Amazon
The Cookbook Club by Beth Harbison
After Trista puts out a call for people to join a new cookbook club, Aja and Margo are the only ones who respond. This novel follows the three women as they navigate new jobs, life experiences, and love.
First of all, the descriptions of food in this book are mouth watering. There are a wide variety of cuisines represented and it made me want to head right into my own kitchen. I loved how food is woven seamlessly into the story, both during the Cookbook Club meetings and in each of the women’s personal lives outside of those meetings.
This is a delight to read and quintessential women’s fiction. The focus is on everything these women are dealing with rather than just their love lives, so it was a refreshing break from all the romances I’ve been reading lately! 3.5 Stars | Amazon
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
This gothic novel is one of the popular books of 2020, but I’ll admit I kind of hated it?? The book focuses on a young women who is sent to investigate her cousin’s mysterious letters. When she arrives at the isolated mansion where her cousin lives with her husband’s family, she immediately senses something isn’t right.
This story was SO WEIRD. I guessed what was causing the paranoia fairly early on and was hoping it would come together in some fascinating or intriguing way. However, it just didn’t happen. I know plenty of fellow readers who adored this book so maybe it just wasn’t for me! 2 Stars | Amazon
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eBooks (reading from Netgalley / Library):
You Have A Match by Emma Lord
I absolutely adored Emma’s debut novel, Tweet Cute, so I was thrilled to get invited to read an early copy of You Have A Match. Abby unexpectedly discovers she has a sister when the results on an online DNA test come back. Instagram star Savannah is the last person she would expect to share genes with, but they make a pact to find out more while they’re at summer camp together. To add to the drama, Abby’s best friend (and hopeless crush), Leo happens to be working there too.
This doesn’t come out until January but you might as well preorder because its another hit! I was impressed with how different it felt from Tweet Cute, but it shone in its own right! 4 Stars | Amazon
If It’s Perfect by Summer Dowell
When Summer reached out to me and asked if I’d like to read an ARC of her rom com about a cake baker I immediately said yes!! Hope is a perfectionist in both her cake business and her love life. So as business ramps up and she meets an amazing man, everything is falling into place. At least until she starts to make mistakes and her dream guy reveals a secret from his past…
I could easily identify with Hope’s need to control everything! Her reactions felt very authentic. It was also refreshing to read about the risks and rewards of being a small business owner. There were a few instances where the writing could have been polished a bit more, but that’s my only gripe. Overall, this is a sweet story that rom com lovers will eat up.
If you’d like to track and analyze your reading, check out my Reading Tracker!
Reading Tracker Analysis (Data: Jan – Present)
Since I created my Reading Tracker (available for $5 in my store), I decided to showcase a few of the graphs each month. I’m an accountant, so books + Excel is my dream combo 🙂
With only two months left in the year, I’m keeping a close eye on my 2020 reading goal! I usually read 6-8 books a month so I’m feeling fairly confident, but its still going to be down to the wire!
What was the best book you read recently?
For more mini book reviews, check out What I Read in October 2020!